By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During Saturday’s final presidential election debate,
Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen called for a resolution of the illegal party assets issue and for the publication of confidential files from Taiwan’s history.
Tsai is widely tipped to win the January 16 presidential and legislative elections. In the debate, she tackled Kuomintang Chairman Eric Liluan Chu and People First Party Chairman James Soong.
One of the recurrent topics in Saturday’s debate was the topic of the KMT’s assets, an issue which has been around for decades but which Tsai said she would finally solve if elected president.
She named the assets as a problem for the true and thorough democratization of Taiwanese politics and as the target of one of five reform plans she was planning to push through if she was sworn in next May 20. [FULL STORY]